Putting Fitness First When Life Gets Busy

By: Calley Kohlhagen

Scrolling through Instagram it's hard not to follow fitness bloggers and get inspired by some amazing before and afters. I wish that I could provide you with my personal achievement in this post, but this is really more of a starting point for me. 

If you've been following along or just beginning — I've tried several 30-day challenges that were fitness related. But, even as I write this, I am still working on getting my kitchen back in shape and that alone has thrown a major wrench in my life. Things like meal prep, cleaning, organizing, and most importantly fitness have all been affected by my kitchen being in shambles. 

So here's how I'm taking fitness back into my hands amongst all of the chaos. 

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SWEAT App

I wish that this was a sponsored post — but the SWEAT app has become my new workout bff. Anyone remember the fad of workout DVDs? My sister, mom and I all jumped onto those bandwagons before we even knew what hit us. Fast forward 15 years and the DVDs we all loved so much have been replaced by phones that allow us to have access to anything at any time and yes, anywhere. That's where the SWEAT App comes in. I have successfully been following Kelsey Wells' PWR routine on the app and I can honestly say, it has been a game changer. By incorporating easy-to-follow timed demos, you can focus on getting your sweat on and getting a great workout in on the go (gym or no gym). 

Morning Workouts 

I've also found that by changing my workouts to happen in the morning, I'm more successful at meeting my goal. Although I have to plan by packing my bag at night and getting to bed early enough — it's paying off because I'm able to get my workout in and not be distracted by work, house projects or whatever else comes my way.

Consistency

Just like it sounds, the third part of keeping the fitness wheels on the bus is all about consistency. After all, just a few small changes like consistently working out in the morning and consistently using the SWEAT app can bring about BIG results over time. 

If life has gotten in the way of you prioritizing your workouts or something else in your life, try setting a small goal to help you get back on track. You might just be surprised by how much a few small steps toward your goals can add up over time.